Transforming publishing processes for The Times

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest digital project, which reshapes publishing for one of the UK’s longest running and most highly regarded publishers.


Appointed by Times Media in recognition of our industry expertise, we’ve developed a new headless content management system on the WordPress platform, enabling the editorial teams at The Times and The Sunday Times  to publish stories faster and easier than ever before.

As well as streamlining publishing processes and giving editors access to a rich array of functionality, the WordPress system also makes it much more straightforward to develop new editorial features in the future, saving a significant amount of development time and resources. By reducing the number of external systems used to accommodate different workflows and centralising them into WordPress, the publishing setup we’ve created also helps Times Media to further improve efficiency, and has simplified the onboarding process for new members of its editorial teams.

Speaking on the success of the digital-first transformation, Luke Sikkema, Newsroom Product Editor at The Times, says: “Overhauling our editorial tools has been a key part of our transformation strategy. Big Bite has played a key role in developing our new CMS, enabling our editorial teams to interact with content in a much more visual way, and publish captivating narratives in much quicker timeframes. It also facilitates collaboration better than any platform we’ve previously used, and we’re looking forward to pushing the boundaries of publishing even further in the future.” 

Times Media also showcased its updated digital publishing tools at the recent BigWP event in London, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of WordPress and featured talks from the platform’s co-creators, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.

Watch this space for a detailed case study, and in the meantime click here to explore other examples of how Big Bite has revolutionised online publishing for global newsrooms and enterprise brands.

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